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drives us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> only on 7, a call for help goes terribly wrong. >> a lady officer on the other side came over and shot the dog for no reason. >> all local families as a police officer did it. a terror alert. and a local woman's cancer fight. she says she was poisoned and she is blaming government officials appeared >> they should be responsible. >> why she said thousands of others are in danger. >>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. >>> outrage from prince george's county family in this story you will only see on abc 7. family members say they called police this morning, but when officers are arrived, they were the ones that were treated like criminals into a shot and killed the family dog. this happened in landover. john gonzalez is live with more on the story. >> leon, police had a legitimate reason to go to the house with their guns drawn this morning, but during the arrest process, the family dog charged an officer and they had no choice but to shoot. tonight the dog odor and witnesses tel
sent to us from the leesburg area of the hail. we did have hail, three- quarters of an inch, even an inch, and that's what pretty much dictated the severe thunderstorm warnings. you can see all the white around the dog. that's a pretty good patch of hail. three-quarters of an inch -- or not three-quarters of an inch of hail but the size of the hail was three-quarters of an inch. fairfax county, parts of montgomery county getting some very strong storms. you can see back to the north of us up into western sections of pennsylvania, northern central pennsylvania, all of us firing up ahead of a frontal system. i think the front will get close enough to us tonight that we still have to at least include a chance for some showers, even some thunderstorms, and that will go until about midnight or so. technically we are under a severe thunderstorm watch. that's everybody under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10:00 tonight. maybe canceled earlier, portions, but not yet. but right now no active severe thunderstorm warnings for us here surrounding d.c. so we'll keep a very close eye on it.
of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel but the reality is it's just as dangerous while driving drunk if not more. transportation secretary called it as significant as drunk driving. he says it's an epidemic in the country and the only solution is better education. >> persuading people it's not safe to use a cell phone to text and drive and really just having people take personal responsibility. those are the challenges that we face. >> reporter: this morning at this summit we're going to be hearing from the families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. we'll also hear from the teenagers who have caused these crashes. we'll be hearing from the law enforcem
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
his mother's care. that's where gary nurenberg picks up the story and joins us live. >> reporter: this has become a sea of disbelief how neighbors wonder why a man so clearly close to his mother took his life. >> i can't believe it. >> reporter: she lives next to. he used the mother's last name at time and was known as warren davis. >> he was always there for her. if she had to go in an ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. and i told her when she was walking out, she had a great son. this is just hard to believe. it's really hard. >> reporter: neighbors say he kept to himself but saw him now and then at church services just up the street. in her illness, he tried to give his mother a good quality of life. >> he had called about two months ago and wanted to know if i knew an address that would come because she wasn't able to come out but he wanted somebody to come to the house. so that was the kind of person he was. he didn't seem to know a lot of the neighbors. but he didn't bother anybody and he worked every day and just seemed like a decent person w
of an ambulance accident investigation that continues. we will have more on that coming up. use route 4 as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures we
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
morning. glad to have you with us. i am scott thuman. >> i am cynne simpson. alison starling as the day off. we start with meteorologist adam caskey. constable temperatures. >> a fantastic morning. happy friday. it is the end of the workweek. fantastic weather. a taste of autumn. we all live in the belfort furniture weather center of. 60 in manassas, 52 in rockville. we have a few upper 40's. 49 in front royal. there is dry air in place behind the cold front. clear skies and calm winds help to the temperature is. this afternoon, a lot of sunshine, scattered clouds, high temperatures in the upper 70's. >> university blvd., a utility pole was knocked down in an accident at dennis avenue. right lane is blocked. very little delayed. traffic signals are dark at this intersection. 270, about 109 hyattstown, head of the traffic in that stretch. in virginia there was an accident earlier on route 123 south of the occoquan river, in the southbound direction. back to you. >> thank you. >>> a r other top story, nine years after 9/11, religious tensions running high. at issue, an islamic cultural ce
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
is telling me. >> perhaps the better thing will be to watch us instead getting information from your mom. the key here is paying attention in the next 24 hours if indeed you do have plans to head out to one of the local beaches this labor day weekend because as we know from this past weekend those rip currents can be very dangerous and very deadly when you have waves of this size farther out in the ocean. back to you, peggy. >> thanks so much, kristen. you can keep track of earl and any other tropical systems that develop by logging onto wusa9.com. click on weather to download our free hurricane tracker. >>> police in amsterdam are questioning two possible terror suspects after airline security discovered they packed some bizarre travel items, but the u.s. does not believe this was a dry run for a possible attack. a passenger on a united airlines' flight used his cell phone to record dutch police arresting the two. the men triggered a security scare after they found suspicious items in his bag. inside seven cell phones, one bound to a bottle of pepto- bismol. >> anytime anybody's got a
: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. weeshsashington d.c. the washington d.c. the place. on begin! >> this is fox5 news at 10:00. >> fox 5 all over the big stories tonight. tragedy in virginia, a mother and two children killed in a terrible fire. tonight, her heroic final moments. >>> also ahead, furniture, boxes, electronics, lining four city blocks, and all of this stuff is from one apartment. the story behind the mess. >>> and he may look like a door to door salesman, but police say he cleaned out a house, and tonight we're talking to the homeowners who caught the so called preppy burglar on camera. >>> we begin tonight with the horrific fire in virginia. i'm shawn yancy. >> and i'm brian bolter. the fire killed a mother and two children and the mother helped save three other children from a burning house. will thomas is live on scene tonight. will. >> reporter: good evening. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused the fire that started about 8:30. you look over there, you can see flash lights. those
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
on the victim. yet yesterday afternoon, we found this sneaker which the victim's mother tells us belonged to her. we called police and asked them to pick it up. that was yesterday, 6:00 in the afternoon. guess what? it is now tuesday and it is still here. >> so you just called them, you call them and tell them i will be sitting here until they come. i am not moving until they pick the sneaker up. >> maryland state police officers eventually returned to the scene and the investigation would be thorough. >>> somehow wants a law calling for more safety on bike paths and she wants that law to carry her dead daughter's name. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> thank you. a driver accused of hitting a pedestrian now faces involuntary manslaughter charges. this after the 26-year-old austrian woman she allegedly struck died. police say shamika adams was about to turn left off of 18th street when her car ran over the median on september 8. two pedestrians were hit, then the car veered into a restaurant. adams also faces dwi charges. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries ton
, consider yourself lucky. we could use in the middle drop of rain. we have a fire weather watch in effect for the entire viewing area. should there be a fire, the weather would support the spread of that fire because it is dry outside and it is breezy. we do see a few of those sprinkles approaching by 81. 74 in sterling. a lot of sunshine and breezy. 89 will be the high temperature. let's go back to lisa. >> we are moving nicely as far as traffic on 95 north into baltimore and south into richmond. a nice run on 66 and 270. closest to us is southbound. let's go to cine and alison. >>> a florida pastor says he will go with a plan to burn copies of the grant to mark the anniversary of the september 11 terrorist attacks. this comes amid fierce opposition. brianne carter has more on this building controversy. good morning. >> the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan is warning the plan endangers american troops. rev. terry jones says he has no plans of backing down. even as he faces criticism, this florida pastor's said he will go through with a planned book burning on september 11. >> if w
. back to you. >> pat collin, thanks, pat. >>> a candidate for u.s. senate struck by an suv while riding her bike. the crash happened over th weekend near prince george's community college. the driver told police she didn't know she had hit anyone. tonight at 5:30, we'll hear from the victim's mother a find out how the motorist didn't know she was dragging the person for several miles. >>> family member say dr. david skoen in good condition and doing better every day. authorities say 50-year-old paul pardus of arlington shothim after the doctor delivered news of his mother's condition. after shooting him, pardus shot a killed his mother before turning the gun on himself. >>> university of maryland community is once again on edge tonight after a sixth armed robbe was reported near the campus. the attacks started in early august. the most recent one happened sunday morning in a parking lot off route 1. egan mcgrath is there with a warning from police. >> reporter: the parking lot is well lit and not exactly off the beaten path. but that did not stop the suspects. early sunday morning, poli
currents along the eastern seaboard. >>> let's check in on our forecast here. tonydowns us once again. should be pretty nice. >> just want to mention in terms of igor and bermuda. although the eye of the storm did not pass over bermuda, still, bermuda got quite an impact from igor and we don't want to minimalize that. wind blowing up to 93 miles per hour on that island. so problems there. we'll show you igor in just a moment. we'll show you the local satellite-radar. it can be seen in some of our satellite-radars for the mid atlantic and the northeastern united states. for us here this morning, a few clouds coming through here and there but for the most part, clear skies. we are going to see mostly sunny skies for the day today. nothing in the way of precipitation even know a cold frontal boundary came through not too long ago. it produced no rain nor were we expecting it to. current temperatures, 70 degrees in washington. 66 at patuxent naval air station. # 7 at dulles airport. 67 in baltimore. your bus stop forecast for this morning, temperatures primarily in the mid-60s to about 70
through neighborhood lawns and yards, any one of us could be outside, you know at any moment. >> nobody would know. >> neighbors speculate the suspect could have hidden. that wall should be removed. as for johnston, she'll watch her back the next time she's waiting for the bus. >> reporter: now that brick wall has been here since this neighborhood was first established in the 1950s. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who now owns this property. the county does not own the property, nor maintain that wall. v-dot may own the property. we called them. they now say they will investigate as to whether or not they can tear down that wall and neighbors say that will possible make the area a bit safer. the lights are sufficient. they are worried right now about that wall. the victim we can tell you is recovering with her family right now and police, of course, are still on the search for that suspect, anita. >> good to hear she is recovering. was she able to id her attacker? >> a very vague identification. we have a brief description of a heavy set man between 25 and 40 years o
look outside as we get you going on this tuesday morning. thank you so much for being up early with us here foe fox 5 morning news. it is a little wet out there. >> it sure is. we have some rain coming down pretty heavy in some areas. let's check in with tony perkins. >> we've got rainfall. some of the rain is heavy here and there. we are going to likely see rain continue during the course of the morning hours. we have a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 this morning for most of the area because of that rain. lets astart with hd radar. we'll show hua is happening as we speak. now, not the entire area is seeing heavy rain. it is a band of rain moving from the south to the north. that is now coming through man as just to the west of reston, virginia, up into leesburg, near gaithersburg and this is pushing to the north-northeast. we'll keep our eyes on this through the course of the morning. one little anwr owe band of heavy rain but there are more rain showers off to the east in prince george's county, anne arundel county, places like that in the chesapeake bay. more run will be arr
, we're giving you props. >> welcome, craig, good to have you with us. we're starting off with a clear sky, no travel problems weatherwise. if you're planning an early exit from washington or anybody heading back home should not have any difficulties, flights should be arriving -- shouldn't have weather delays and all of the roads and streets and sidewalks are dry. only in the 50s in many locations and 63 in washington. right on the waters it's in the low to mid-60s. quite a chilly start on the eastern shore. it's chilly in western maryland. it's a chilly morning there this morning. in the low 40s in many locations as a large area of high pressure is over us now bringing us yet another sunny day with a royal blue sky. highs reaching the low to mid-80s today. then tomorrow it will be mostly sunny again and it's going to be hotter as we get off to work and school. upper 80s bit afternoon and we'll repeat that on wednesday, cooler thursday. ashley, how's the labor day traffic? >> good morning. diving right in with the good news of the holiday, no big problems to report. taking a look at 3
leads on them? >> reporter: police are telling us that both shannon watkins and casey boone were involved in prostitution and that watkins, who is 34 years old, was known to frequent prince george's county as well as the alexandria virginia area. as for boone, she is 20 years old and was known to frequent the alexandria area. at this point police are not calling them suspects but persons of interest and say they may have information on this case and right now they want to find them and interview them. >> sherri ly reporting live for us. thank you. >>> take a good look at this picture. prince george's county police need your help finding this man. they say he robbed an m&t bank in college park last thursday. if you recognize him, give police a call. you do not have to leave your name. >>> a warning now to students at the university of maryland following yet another robbery just off campus. it happened early sunday morning in the parking lot of the college park shopping center on baltimore avenue. the victim says three young men came up behind him, attacked him and robbed him. ther
in new york on 9/11. >> reporter: and so somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to
tell us while one man tried to punch a student, another took his wallet and emptied it. >> the suspects are 2ke689 trying to outnumber the amount of victims, so they have the advantage when they assault them. >> according to officers that's what happened august 29 right in front of a large apartment complex, five men attacked three students waiting for a bus at bureau win house road while two of the victims got away unharmed, the men robbed and beat the third student. just two days earlier a similar robbery ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old and this man, maxie. officers believe they and a number of others tried to pull two female students from a car in this hotel lot on rout one. >> that's not how you want your college experience to be at all. you want to feel safe. >> and campus public safety making students aware of these attacks. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. reporting live, courtney robinson. abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story in north d.c. where police are searching for a gunman who opened fired on a crowd of people. at the 300 block of 53rd s
are cooling with. everybody please use caution. a couple of extra minutes early to avoid the bigger delays this morning. on the outer loop, we are filling in from new hampshire to georgia avenue. so far this delay plus five minutes in the car. moving to inbound new york avenue. looks like we are slow from the times building past this point at bladensburg road. okay approaching florida avenue. 95, you are delayed between duke over to seminary. expect these bumpers to start to stack up shortly and one big delay we are tracking that comes before this on 95 northbound, just dragging along between the prince william parkway and lorton and then in the express lanes the hov lanes at lorton is where we have crash activity and drivers start to back up at 123. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> let's check on how things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there w
eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning. taking it to the district. we have fire activity to tell you about. it has mown pleasant closed between irving and tenth. this is in northwest. we also know that lamont is closed between 16th and 17th. we also know that 66 is slowing down. we take it outside to virginia. 234 to route 28. a lot of taillights here stacking up. the same approaching route 50 to nutley. 495 in virginia no incidents or accidents out here. but just volume and you are going to want to take it easy as you come off and on those ramps out there. you want to watch for standing water. andrea, over to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it comin
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
of rain in eastern north carolina. obviously flooding is going on there. this will be with us for the day. maybe lessening later in the afternoon. you can see how the moisture continues to stream north. look at those deep oranges. the deep tropical rich moisture moving north. with that and a storm tracking to this west. a tornado watch until 7 a.m. this is a short lived one. i imagine this will be replaced after 7 a.m. and basically everyone east of 95 including washington, much of howard county, eastern montgomery, down to the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore. tornado watch until 7 a.m. and as far as the flood watch, we have the flood watch until 9:00. the counties in green, which is the entire metro, southern maryland down to fredericksburg out to loudoun, eastern faulkier, prince william, manassas city, fairfax, that is a flood warning. through 9:00 p.m., a flood watch. the flood warnings go until 10:45 this morning. and as far as our rainfall projections potential any way through 1:00 this morning. we are still looking. see those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inc
. the publisher is redacting the material in a second edition of the book. at least 8,000 u.s. soldiers are involved in a new offensive in afghanistan. operation dragon strike is targeting the heart of taliban territory in the southern city of kandahar. u.s. commanders say there's a lot of tough fighting ahead, and with the force of close to 10,000 troops, this is the first time the afghan forces have have outnumbered their american counterparts. the verdict is guilty for a drunk driver who killed three people, including maryland native nick adenhart. he was a rookie pitcher for the los angeles angels. a california jury convicted him of second-degree murder. prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of almost three times the legal limit. gallo ran a red light causing the crash and then drove away. gallo was also driving without a license because he was on probation for a previous dui. >>> the trial for the man accused of killing sandra levy is being pushed back. he trial was scheduled to start next week but now a judge has delayed it two weeks to october 18th to try to resolve outsta
:30 begins now. >>> it is a wet tuesday morning. thank you for joining us early. tucker is in now to tell us about this weather that we're dealing with. yesterday, we had quite a bit of heavy rain. i came in 67 miles from west into the district and ran into just a few showers. >> well, we have more on the way. yesterday, we had tornado warnings. we had some problems across some of the area. others did not have any problems. some extremely heavy rain pushing up through front royal, cull pep eric leesburg, reston, you are right on the edge of it. you get the idea there, moving from south to red. you see the dark yellows and reds. we have a flash flood watch in effect for locally heavy rain until 8:00. humidity, 87%. feels very tropical out there. area of low pressure will pass to our west today and our conditions will improve as we have a frontal system through here. early rain, afternoon sun. some sun by newport and more sun by late this afternoon. highs in the low 80s. so temperature-wise, we will be nice. should be a gradual improvement. >> thank you. julie wright is in with a look at traff
us in the 70s. cool spot reston at 70. we are at 77. going up to near 90. upper 80s by noon and also for 5:00 look for for sun and some wind. go over to angie goff. >> rev up the engines folks, we are getting geared up for a new hour. one issue out there we are dealing with. a water make main break on 410 where it meets 295. one lane on the right side getting by in both directions. moving to 270, take it outside. it is a problem free commute past father hurley to the split. as we move to virginia, 495 in virginia from the wilson bridge to 95 up to 66 looks like drivers are moving at speed. the same situation for those of you traveling 395. no incidents or accidents along the way past duke street toward shirlington. that's a quick look at traffic. andrea, back to you. >>> it is about 3 1/2 months until christmas but today we should learn whether loudoun county will allow any holiday displays in front of the courthouse. the debate has been going on since last year, and supervisors got final input last night. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live in leesburg, virginia, with more. g
of rivers and fund an anacostia cleanup and it's having a big impact. last year dc shoppers used 270 million disposable bags. the number is down by 60% this year. >> 60? >> 60. >> that's huge. >> that's huge. that's what it says. >> keeping the river clean. >> the number of 90 degrees days, wasn't just 90 but 95 yesterday. back in april and may we had a total of five. june and july a total of 39. august and september, another 20. giving us a grand total of 64. we are three shy of the record and we have today and tomorrow to get in to the 90s. that will get us to 66. oh, 67 will be hard pressed. that's okay. we don't need the record but we are making a run at it nonetheless. the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, mainly clear, a patch or two of fog in the mountains. 60s and 70s. the sunrise 56. mid 70s by 9:00. and 90ish for the drive home. winds from the south at five to ten and air quality is code yellow. as far as the records for today, tie the record at 94 at dulles yesterday. 93 is today's record. that could go but 98 is safe in dc. same with martinsburg at 101 and tonight it will be a pa
to keep us safe. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america. you get first amendment rights. >> the florida pastor says he is within his right to burn the choran, despite these warnings, he since received several death threats. >>> religious leaders here in washington are keeping a close eye on the story and they don't like what they see. as alex reports, they are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> either because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. >> religious leaders cannot stand by in silence. >> top christian, jewish, and islamic are standing by. it's his way to protest the 9/11 attacks and the plan to build a mosque near ground zero. >> we will not be controlled by their fear. we will not be dominated by them. >> this is not the real america and it never has been and it never should be. >> the majority of muslims are law-abiding, are ethical, good people. >> the threat to hurt muslims resinate with many muslims. people who
on the beach ahead of the storm. >> tom kierein joins us now to see if the storms will affect our weather. >> it certainly is for our viewers that live on the bay and the eastern shore tomorrow. as we take a look at the satellite view, earl does continue to intensify. it is a powerful storm with winds of 140-mile-an-hour. we'll get the latest updated track in about 20 minutes and i'll show that you. here's the latest track, category 4 storm, winds moving north/northwest at 16. that would bring it right near cape hatteras by around midnight tonight. and by 8:00 on friday morning, it would be just to the east of aci teague about and just by noon friday, just east of the delaware bay. and by 8:00 p.m. friday, just off of long island right near martha's vineyard and nantucket and later friday night moving over eastern new england, cape cod and then moving away. it does appear it could be brushing right along our atlantic seaboard tomorrow. there is a hurricane watch out where you see those areas in pink and it includes mouth of the delaware bay all the way over to the delaware beach. temperat
it is planning new cars for the u.s. and will have to triple sales here. >>> a new restaurant is coming to dc and if you don't like hot dogs this probably won't be the place for you. it is a 20-feet hot dog house and it will feature regional concept like the cincinnatety chili dog. it opens next week near captiol hill. >> sounds like the perfect place for us. >> we are pro hot dog here at 9 news now. >>> coming up we will lack at major stories making news and include ways to save some money. >> looking forward to it. thank you, jess. >>> the jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last monday will not get his job back. you remember the angry employee that told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down an emergency chute. the airline said that slater was not fired. that he reseened. slater is charged with criminal mischief and is going to court tomorrow. still to come, president obama focuses on the economy. he's hitting the road with a message and in four minutes our hero central report. meet a group from prince william county helping people down on their luck get a second cha
is joining us live from the maryland resort town. the storm could have had an impact on the holiday week but looks okay, scott. >> reporter: it is a dramatic difference right now. the sun is out. the boardwalk is crowded with people. it is as if earl wasn't hanging around at all today. the peak of the storm was 1:00 this afternoon. about four hours ago, exactly at this spot. look at what it looked like. where there used to be beach, hurricane tossed ocean slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look to you out there? >> rough,. >> reporter: rough. very dangerous. >> reporter: here's the same spot on the beach 24 hours ago. today it is a potentially lethal place to billion precautions including locking the city's sea wall gates paid dividends. it was a lot of curiosity for visitors who decided to stick around to see what earl would bring. >> they called everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they will be swept away or something. >> they could be knocked down, swept away. >> reporter: the good news the ocean doesn't look inviting and people will stay out. tomorrow
morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, thanks for joining us on this tuesday, september 28. it is 6:00, i am alison starling. lisa baden is standing by. we will see how the rain is affecting the commute. let's begin with meteorologist adam caskey. if it's going to be wet today. >> we will have some sunshine later on today. it's led to be raining again especially thursday, some very heavy rain. let's look at live triple doppler 7 ghadar. there are areas of scattered showers, not as heavy as earlier this morning. as the band stretching from northwestern montgomery county to the seneca area, down towards manassas, the yellow line that you see. that is pushing off to the east and northeast. calvert county is seeing a light rain. it is 72 right now at reagan national. low 80's this afternoon with sunshine and becoming less humid. we will start tomorrow with sunshine and end the day in clients. challahs wednesday night into thursday with a great weekend. >>> 66 eastbound is busy. and 20 minutes to your commute with the back up before you get to the exit for the plan
gridlock in three months expected, the day after labor when everything comes to haunt us. >> the traffic nightmare will only get worse with many construction projects during again. 295 and across the 11th street bridge across the anacostia river, lanes will be closing beginning this week and lasting months. >> you have to leave early and be patient. what what is going on around us. >> builds some extra time into your commute. most of the construction projects take place overnight. you will not really deal with that. something you probably will deal with its new traffic patterns and street closings. >>> 5 metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with m
development and alternative energy. >> reporter: baker talks about leadership skills. >> importantly for us, education is something that i've worked on for the last seven years, hands-on experience recruiting teachers. i think that's going to make the difference for us in the race. >> reporter: numbers are not extraordinarily high so far but as rush-hour now, people on the way home from work, a couple hours left to vote, then the counting and lesli, as you know, we will be on top of it all night long. >> we know you will, gary. thank you for that. we know the turnout has been low in d.c. too. that's where bruce johnson is following the mayoral race and the other races there. he just wrapped up an interview with mayor adrian fenty so we are going to get that to you later in the show and of course we are following all the local races online at wusa9.com. tune in tonight at 11:00 for the full race results. >>> your future is in your hands. your life is what you make of it and nothing, absolutely nothing is beyond your reach. >> for a second year, president obama delivered a message to children
, a former silver spring resident was reportedly one of nine u.s. military officials killed in that crash. looney graduated from the naval academy back in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played football and baseball in hyattsville before graduating in 1999. officials have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. the cause of the crash is still unclear as well. >>> even as president obama was sending thousands of troop to afghanistan, he was determin to find a way out. that's just one of the disclosures in the new book out about the white house written by one of the nation's most prominent investigative journalists. stev handelsman has our report. >> reporter: an exit strategy. that was president obama's demands according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops. then set out to change strategies. setting off a battle inside his administration. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen and gneral david petraeus wanted 40,000 more forces. vice president biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise was
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
of us are washing our hands. a study in the "usa today" found 85% of adults say they wash their hands in public restroom rooms. however, when it comes to the sexes, the study says only 77% of men wash compared with 93% of women. >>> it is 8 after the hour. ahead a health alert about peripheral artery disease. it can be deadly if you don't know the warning signs. in three minutes, what you need to look out for. and learn about free testing coming up later this week. >>> right now our ocuss on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> no fog this morning. that's good. a little cool to start but we are in for a good looking tuesday an here. we start the day with 60s and even 50s out in parts of western maryland by 9:00 in the 860s 860s. -- angie has the maryland tuesday traffic. >> that's right. sky 9 is hovering over the roads. a live look at conditions on 4 t 5 near the georgia avenue exit. right now we are watching congestion build on the outer loop. that's the right of the screen making your way from new hampshire avenue to this spot. we are lacking a plus five minutes and gr
mile from the regional airport. >>> it seems many of us don't want to pay for grocery bags. the five cents bag tax is falling short of original estimates but city officials say that proves the program to clean up the anacostia river is working. the examiner reports the bag tax generated $1.5 million during the first fiscal year. officials expected around $4 million. the environmental groups also report they are pulling fewer bags from area waterways. >>> still to come on 9 news now, low-cost carriers and a high-profile bid to increase market share. we will tell you what it means for travelers in our area. >>> plus, in the era of large consolidations and mergers, a store is celebrating its independence. those stories are just ahead. >>> northwest we have clouds but no showers. but hang on to this. we will take you out with titan radar. a lot of activity in richmond and raleigh and that is what we are worried about. we will talk about when that will roll in and track it and we will talk about the morning commute. >>> southwest announced a plan to buy airtran. it could mean cheaper flig
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the contract includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have already tied. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> jon karl, thank you very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombshell of a book. jake tapper is here with the la
to other precincts. another one where they didn't have the key to turn the machine on. people have told us that folks left, even workers at the precincts told us there were people who left who said they had to go to work and couldn't stay. >> reporter: and another allegations we are -- allegation here hearing are some republicans are showing up and being allowed to register as democrats and partake in the primary. they said they wouldn't allow that to happen. that's going to be part of this overall investigation. there are no lines on the inside and again we really can't explain that. normally there would be lines but it might be due to early voting in the district and it might be the fact that people became complacent and decided to sit this one out. we won't know until later. >> as the mayor points out if there's no lanes, maybe not so much incentive to keep the polls open late. let's ask this question. when will the board of elections make a decision as to whether the polls stay open late? there's only an hour to go before they close anyway. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. so we expect s
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
/11. mahmoud ahmadinejad claims most people in the world believe the u.s. was behind the terror attack and as manuel gallegus reports, today, president obama fired back. >> reporter: president obama has strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive and hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations on thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero, where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mahmoud ahmadinejad claims that most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened here at ground zero. and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event, two countries were invaded. and up until now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists mahmoud ahmadinejad doesn't represent the peop
in as a shed fire. that's where the shed used to be. but when it was burning, winds sent the flames 20 feet away to this row of the town houses melting that vinyl siding. >> vinyl siding covers all these town houses. highly flammable. a good temperature. so the threat of the fire as it goes up here to the topics, quickly made their way to the attic in the roof area. >> reporter: now, of course, it could have been much worse, but the neighbors knocked on doors, getting everybody out. the firefighters got all the pets. and just incredible. a little big. actually, this is a heavy cat found alive inside the burned townhouse. can you believe it? or owner has a huge smile on her face. as all the pets made it out okay. it was a hot and raging fire. >> and she looks almost as big as you are. >> like 20 pounds. 15 years old, that cat. unbelievable. burned whiskers. >> did those town homes have fire walls? >> they absolutely do have fire walls. you can see the brick coming out. but the brick does not come far enough out. that's the way it is. and the vinyl siding is so flammable that the fire gets up
safety. be more careful when you cook in the kip and use outdoor grills and never leave them going and walk away. >>> now an update on a woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. catherine washington now faces 18 months probation and during that time she can't own any pets. that was the sentence handed down bay district court judge in frederick. she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her 14-year-old yellow lab died in july. she left the dog in a car with the windows down while she went in to costco to buy pet supplies. the outside air on that day 104 degrees. >>> right now in largo, friends and family are holding a vigil for the maryland senate candidate hit and killed while riding her bike last sunday. she was the green party candidate. she was hit on sunday morning while riding her bike and she died one day later. police have not charged the driver who hit her yet. >>> the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell takes a hit from a federal judge. it's about the case of a former major margaret witt. the pentagon gave her a discharge under the don't a
. the weather channel's jim cantore is there for us. jim, good morning. >> lester, good morning. yeah, the national weather service here, the bermuda weather service, says it's called to prepare for a direct hit. the center expected to come within 10 miles of bermud and with 100 mile wide hurcane force winds, a direct hit is unavailable in through here. you can already see the wave action behind me crashing into the rock cliffs throu here. but they're preparing residents. that's the key, to take a major hit. something they haven't seen since fabian here. they're saying we're going to have roof damage, it's going to be widespread. we're going to have tree and power line damage. the royal navy is on standby. the big question is when are they going to b able to get in here? is it going to be monday afternoon? because it looks like conditions are going to be bad for 20, 30, 40 hours where no one will be able to leave their homes and no one will beut on the road. cruise ships plan to park here? no way. they're not even coming in. this certainly looks like it's going to be a very, very bad
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
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